John Arthur Brook (c.1899-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

BROOK, JOHN ARTHUR. Private. No 305213. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Golcar. Lived 327 Radcliffe Road, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Son of Mr T. Brook. Employed as a piecer by Messrs Pogson and Company and attended the Crimble Congregational Mission Church. Was a member of Slaithwaite Liberal Club. Embarked for France in January, 1916. Killed by a bursting shell in France on 28.9.1918, whilst making his way to a dressing station after being wounded in the chin. Aged 22 years. Buried in GRAND RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, HAVRINCOURT. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 13.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission